Born Again church and healing Peter's feet

by punkofnice 7 Replies latest jw experiences

  • punkofnice

    When I left the Jobos I went to different churches, depending on where I lived at the time. I still believed in god and jesus at the time.

    I was beginning to feel that there was actually no god but continued with the delusion as it comforted me.

    The church I went to had some that claimed they could speak in tongues. I suspected this was just an attention seeking device and that they were just spouting gibberish to appear special.

    I went to a church morning breakfast. Nice toast and cup cakes, I have to say.

    2 of the local women from the congregation that were prominent, were trying to heal the arthritis deformed feet of a bloke called Peter. Bless him, he wasn't an academic sort and had a simplistic view of life. As I entered the room, I saw the 2 women had his socks off and were pouring olive oil onto his feet.

    He was going to hospital the next week for an operation to correct his feet and he was afraid so opted for 'faith healing(tm).

    They were shouting stuff like, 'We command you in the name of jesus............get out of his legs, satan!'

    I watched, gobsmacked at the weirdness of the scene. Did they REALLY expect to see a miracle? Perhaps they did. especially given the preacher had told the congregation how some geezer in another country had his leg grow back after jesus was invoked.

    This went on until one of the women said, 'I can't understand why it's not working.'

    By now I was thinking it was probably because god really didn't exist.

    I said, 'perhaps god wants him to go to hospital and have the healing that way for some reason pertinent to his plan.'

    The 2 women looked at me as if I'd just exposed myself in a bus queue.

    That was the last time I went to the church. I left thinking, 'They're all bloody bonkers!'

    This was the last straw for me. I saw the absolute base stupidity of religion.

    Thanks to Peter's feet, I am now a fundy atheist.

    The WBT$ once asked, 'What has religion done for mankind?'

    Well, it hasn't cured Peter's feet. Atheists did that.

  • freddo

    Peter needed a crutch. Pun intended.

  • pale.emperor

    Fortunately it was just his feet that were ailing. It's very common for people to forgo medical treatment for serious illnesses like epilepsy, diabetes and even tumors thinking Jesus will cure them.

    This went on until one of the women said, 'I can't understand why it's not working.'

    Oh dear.

  • punkofnice

    freddo - Hahaha. I had this awful scene that when he stood up, the olive oil would make him slip over and stun himself. Yeah, morbid, I know...made me smirk though.

    Paley - I get really annoyed about those fake healers. I'll give them something to heal. Stitch that, Mr Faithhealer!

    PS. Paley, what is your avatar, I can't quite make it out. Looks like a little scorpion on a book?

    Image result for need glasses cartoon

  • pale.emperor

    PS. Paley, what is your avatar, I can't quite make it out. Looks like a little scorpion on a book?

    It's Lucifer being cast out of heaven from Milton's Paraside Lost.

  • punkofnice

    Thanks Paley. I love these images. I have a wallpaper on my tablet

    Image result for lucifer cast out of heaven

  • Still Totally ADD
    Still Totally ADD

    Punkofnice you sound like my wife. She has always said the credit should go to those who spent so many years in education to learn their skill. Not God. I remember those in the cult saying they will wait for the new system to fix whatever health problem they have instead of going to the doctor. Of course here in the U.S. going to the doctor may cause you to lose your house. Maybe we do need to look into faith healng here in the U.S.? LOL.

    Is it me or did you get a new avatar? I like it. Great experience you had. It is amazing how people still hold on to some of these beliefs these days. In the immortal words of Forrest Bump " Stupid is stupid does" or something like that. As you look forward to lunch I will be doing the same thing for breakfast. Take care. Still Totally ADD

  • punkofnice

    Stilltadd - I hear health care in the USA is pants and getting worse.

    Yeah, another new avatar. I just can't settle on one. Spike Milligan it is...for now. A fave comedian of mine.

    I was gobsmacked that the 2 old birds actually thought that olive oil and mumbo jumbo would heal poor Peter.

    .........and just what was satan doing in his leg?????????????

    Salad for lunch. Enjoy your brekkers.

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